Patrick Riot was created in the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland, and he has been on the run ever since, accompanied by his trusty sidekick, Higgs-Boson. Foo Foo is Patrick’s first book, and if justice is served, it will be his last. He is presently working on a foreign translation of Hamlet.
Favorite Color: Murdered Zebra (black, white and red)
Favorite Hat: Fez
Favorite Quote: "No comment."
Favorite Hairpiece: William Shatner's
on April 04, 2012 :
Foo Foo is one of the most thought provoking short stories I've read. The parallel to modern life adds an element of suspense. I was shocked at the ending but it was the best part of the story for me. That part was unexpected and it has kept the story in my mind ever since. The characters are well developed and surprisingly realistic. Foo Foo may be a short story, but it's not a light read and I enjoyed that.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Oct. 12, 2011 :
Great short story, it reminded me of the graphic novel Maus with the way different groups of people are animals. The end was particularly good and similar to the way George Orwell's Animal Farm ended.
I've only given it 4 stars because I'm not sure if the language is suitable for some young adults. It may not be basic enough or some of the situations may not make sense unless you know more about 9/11 and its aftermath.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)